Increase in Chinese spending could be bigger with a more streamlined visa system

Retail spending by foreign visitors to the West End grew by 4 per cent between Jan-April, according to new figures from payment service provider Global Blue, reported in the Daily Telegraph. Tourists...

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Nominations open for London's best planners

Do you know of London's Best New Place to Live or Best New Public Space? To nominate a project for the London Planning Awards, the annual competition to celebrate the best in the planning world,...

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In place of strife: the prospect for strikes on London transport

This week’s decision by the rail unions to call off strike action on the national rail network was extremely welcome news for London’s businesses. With over half a million people travelling in...

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News in brief

Britain’s businesses need access to talent Net long-term migration to the UK was estimated to be 318,000 in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics. This was just below the...

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Infrastructure barriers to development in London; request for feedback

On behalf of the Mayor’s London Infrastructure Delivery Board we are seeking your feedback on any difficulties you may have encountered, directly or indirectly, in undertaking development in London...

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